I discovered Wish a couple years ago when I was still modeling. A photographer that I wanted to work with sent me there to get some clothing ideas for our shoot and I was hooked. How could I not be when seeing t shirts for $3 and shoes for $12?!
Cheap clothes were offset by the lengthy shipping days. I think I waited at least 3 weeks until I got my first purchase. Since then, I’ve purchased many more items from there. So what are the pros and cons that I’ve found when ordering from Wish.com?
1. By far the cheapest, fashionable clothes you will find online.
When I first ordered, I had a very hard time believing that these prices were real. Part of me was afraid that I would spend the money and then 3 weeks later get an item in the mail that looked nothing like the item pictured. I have been lucky enough to get the items in the mail that look like the photos. For the most part. If you’re a model, or just a girl who loves clothes, this site is a savior for your wallet!
2. They have a lot of stylish options.
Some of the clothes that I find on there are even more fashionable than local stores offer! Dresses, shoes, jeans, sweaters, you name it. They have pretty much everything you could imagine for a fraction of the cost of other clothing stores. Once again, I’ve been lucky enough to get some pretty high quality items. You just have to read the reviews before buying.
3. There’s more than just clothing available.
I’ve seen some extremely awesome and practical items on Wish for my house. Kitchen utensils, home decor, shelving, and even baby stuff is available! My wishlist is full of insanely awesome product ideas that I’ve never seen in the United States. I’m sure if they do have them here, they will cost so much more to buy them. More products are added all the time so your options are endless!
4. It’s essentially a foreign version of Amazon.
Instead of Wish being the store you’re buying from, there are different sellers that list products on the site. So while some items may take a while to get to you, others are there much quicker. I always read the review section so I know what other buyers have to say about it. If there are no reviews or bad reviews, you can usually find the same item from another seller that has better reviews.
5. The shipping dates listed are usually accurate, you might even get it sooner!
As stated already, I order from this site often. Unlike with similar sites, I don’t recall a time when I have gotten anything later than expected. In fact, I’ve gotten quite a few items much earlier than expected. Sometimes by even a couple of weeks! It makes for a nice surprise when I check the mail and there’s my outfit I thought wouldn’t arrive for another week or two.
1. The sizes are way off!
You really need to read the reviews and learn Asian sizing charts before ordering. I always order at least 1 size bigger when buying anything because I have long arms and legs. Most sweaters I’ve bought were too short in the arms so I have to wear them with sleeves pushed up. Pants are a non order item for me because my legs are just too long for them.
2. The reviews aren’t always accurate.
Sometimes I read reviews and they contradict each other like crazy. One person will say the item is true to size and they love it, while another person says it was too small and it was cheap quality. At that point you really have to go with your gut instinct. I’ve been fortunate to be good at guessing how the product will look when it comes to me, but I’m sure there could come a day when I’m not so lucky.
3. The shipping times vary.
While sometimes you will get things very quickly, other times it can take almost a month for your item to arrive. I always check the delivery dates before ordering because I rarely want to wait that long for my item to come. Also, don’t read the reviews and think that because one person got theirs 2 weeks early that you will too. I’ve made that mistake and here I am, still waiting for my furry boots. *Sigh*
4. Buying foreign really isn’t good for the United States economy.
Trust me, I know this is hypocritical but I have to add it in here because it’s true. As citizens of the United States, we should really be putting more money into our own economy rather than spending it overseas. I have tried to do that as well more often than I used to. But the fact of the matter is, when you’re a broke biatch, sites like Wish are very tempting. Cheap is a necessity for me since we are on a tight budget. I’m only human and I can’t help myself sometimes.
There you have it folks. My pro’s and con’s list for Wish.If you have any comments or questions please let me know! As always, you can also contact me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I hope this was in some way helpful to you all. I Wish you the best (hehe get it?) and happy shopping!